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Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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We are currently limited to only testing individuals who are symptomatic. If you meet this requirement, please call us to schedule an appointment. Walk ins are not accepted. If you do not meet this criteria but would like to be tested, please see the links below of currently testing locations within Kings County. Those in need of repeat testing or in need of a negative lab, please also review the list below for available testing locations.

Find a COVID-19 Testing Site

Project Baseline COVID-19 Testing

KCDPH: Testing Schedule

List of Providers Testing in Kings County 

 

Public Health Bulletins, Resources, and Guidance Documents- Click Here

 

 

The Health Department's phone line will be available Monday- Sunday 
8:00
am-5:00pm. Please call (559)584-1401 and Press 6 with any questions
regarding COVID-19. 

**KCDPH is experiencing data reporting issues and delays through the state system, CalREDIE, and will update our website as soon as this is resolved**

The current COVID-19 situation in Kings County is listed below:

Total Cases in Kings County: 2,633 (+28)*since outbreak started*

  • 13 (Travel Related)
  • 1,137 (Close Contact)
  • 491 (Community Transmission)
  • 992 (Under Investigation) 
  • Active Cases:1,308
  • Recovered: 1,298 
  • Total Deaths: 27 
  • State operated Correctional Facilities in Kings County (Avenal, SATF, Corcoran): 1,662 (+45)
    *not included in the numbers above*
     
    • 0 (Travel Related)
    • 1,662 (Close Contact)
    • 0 (Community Transmission
    • 0 (Under Investigation) 
  • Active Cases: 519
  • Recovered: 1,137
  • Total Deaths: 6 
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities in Kings County: 158 
    *not included in the numbers above*
  • 0 (Travel Related)
  • 158 (Close Contact)
  • 0 (Community Transmission
  • 0 (Under Investigation) 
  • Active Cases: 45
  • Recovered: 90
  • Total Deaths: 23 

Statistics for Kings County
Last Updated: August 2, 2020 at 8:45pm

  • Total Individuals being Monitored: 1,718
  • Total Tests Conducted and Reported in Kings County*: 29,691
  • Total COVID-19 Test Results Pending: 374

*As reported by Community Healthcare Providers. Clinical Providers conduct tests that are not reported at the time of testing. ***Webpage updated Daily***


**KCDPH is experiencing data reporting issues and delays through the state system, CalREDIE, and will update our website as soon as this is resolved**

Kings County COVID-19 Data- CLICK HERE

 

A COVID-19 Message from Jose Ramirez


To protect the identity of people with COVID-19, their specific location of residence will not be disclosed. The Kings County Department of Public Health must follow laws and regulations regarding Protected Health Information (PHI) which includes, among other things, their residence address, specific age, recent travel, the identities and locations of any contacts, the provider of their medical treatment, the course of their illness and any other information that might identify an individual with or exposed to the virus unless it serves the interests of public health to do so. If it was you or a member of your family who was affected, you would want and expect the same protections.  As things evolve, we will provide as much information to the public as is legally allowed, and we are continually monitoring and assessing the data.

Although we understand it is of interest to residents, providing location and other demographic information to the general public does nothing to slow the spread of illness. Kings County is experiencing untraceable person-to-person transmission, also known as “community spread,” and there is no place that can be considered safe. To reduce your chances of acquiring or spreading COVID-19, avoid travel, wash your hands, cover your face, keep yourself and your environment clean, follow the shelter-in-place order, and do not leave home for any reason unless it is absolutely necessary to do so.

Being Monitored - individual with positive travel or contact history, or who has symptoms compatible with COVID-19 and after other respiratory illnesses have been ruled out. The individual may be tested for COVID-19 or not based on provider or Public Health assessment. Monitoring is daily check-ins with Public Health and temperature checks.

Criteria for testing - Kings County Department of Public Health is no longer testing for COVID-19. Your healthcare provider will determine the need for COVID-19 testing and order it if necessary. The current criteria for testing include symptoms of a respiratory infection (fever, cough, runny nose, or shortness of breath). Click here for a list of Providers testing for COVID-19 in Kings County. 

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Call your doctor

If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough, difficulty breathing, chills, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, or muscle pain, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

If you're feeling mildly ill 

  • Stay home except for getting medical care.
  • Do not go to work, school, or any other public place.
  • Do not travel using public transportation.
  • Tylenol may be used for fever control and body pain (use according to product recommendations).
  • Over the counter cough medicines can help with a cough pain (use according to product recommendations).
  • Eat a healthy diet including lots of fresh fruit.
  • Avoid sodas and other high sugar junk foods.
  • Fresh air and sunlight are the best air purifiers, open windows and shades if conditions permit.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking lots of fresh water.

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What you can do? 

As with any virus, especially during the flu season, there are a number of very effective steps you can take to protect your health and those around you. 

  •  Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unclean hands.
  • Stay in your home as much as possible. The only exceptions should be for getting food and/or necessary household supplies, medications and medical treatments.
  • Wear a face mask or covering, and practice social distancing of at least six feet if it is necessary to leave your home.
  • Limit close contact, like kissing and sharing cups or utensils, with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, or your elbow.

Remember, colds and flu are common this time of year.  If you come in contact with an individual with cold or flu symptoms, protect yourself using the steps shown above. If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 because of your age or health condition, follow the step above as well as:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick, and stay away from large gatherings and crowds.
  • Stay home as much as possible. Consider ways of getting food brought to your house through family, social, or commercial networks.

Resources

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   Kings County Department of Public Health Press Releases   

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